Large landing ship of the Baltic fleet “Alexander Shabalin”, which is sent with a cargo to Syria, proceeded through the Straits into the Mediterranean sea. According to Turkish media, which refers to the Agency “Interfax”, the destination is the Syrian port of Tartus, where the point of logistics Russian Navy in the Mediterranean sea.
Reporters noted that, according to the lees of the ship, it is heavily loaded. Simultaneously, from his eighth trip to Syria in the Black sea returned a large landing ship “Caesar Kunikov”, the Agency said.
For large landing ship “Alexander Shabalin” this is the fourth trip to Syria this year. In late October, Russian media reported that the patrol aircraft the U.S. Navy flew to the black sea borders Russia and the deployment of Navy ships in the East Mediterranean sea. One of the ships, along with an auxiliary ship of the Navy of Russia “Kazan-60″, outside of which flew the planes, was the “Alexander Shabalin”.
BDK Alexander Shabalin, passed the Bosphorus towards Tartus . pic.twitter.com/VxU4gu5EUW